Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokémon Go
ENCINITAS, Calif. — Two men apparently fell from a cliff above a beach near San Diego on Wednesday while they were playing Pokémon Go, according to KSWB.
The men were playing the game in Encinitas when they fell more than 75 feet to the beach below. According to officers, the men got distracted while trying to catch Pokémon.
Crews at the scene used a rope to rescue one of the men. Neither man was seriously injured.
It was released on July 7 and has been downloaded over 10 million times to Android and Apple devices.
Players capture the virtual creatures and can amass a collection and train them to battle Pokémon held by other players.
The game is currently only available as an app for smartphone holders in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Germany and the U.K.
Since the launch of the game, several stories concerning safety have emerged. Police near St. Louis warned fans this week of Pokémon Go after multiple armed robbers apparently used the app to target victims.
In early July, officials say a 19-year-old girl in Wyoming found a body floating in a river while she was trying to catch a miniature monster in the mobile game Pokemon Go.
The game has been a nuisance for several parks and museums. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington a ‘PokeStop’ in the game where players can get free in-game items. However, museum officials asked gamers to not visit the site while playing.
The game seems disrespectful, especially in more solemn parts of the complex like the Hall of Remembrance, museum communications director Andrew Hollinger told The Post.